What We Do

Each year, The Door serves nearly 11,000 young people from all over New York City, with a wide range of services including reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, GED and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals – all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof.

The Door is unique in its ability to meet the complex needs of New York City’s disconnected youth. No other organization provides the range of services we do all in one place.

The challenges facing young people are many and varied, and we know that the solutions must be just as multi-faceted. Integration is the cornerstone of our programming because increased staff collaborations and truly “wraparound” services lead to stronger bonds of support, amplified triumphs, and more empowered young people.

Our programs evolve with the needs of our members, but our goal remains the same – to help each and every young person who walks through our door discover and achieve his or her greatest potential.